Lovely, The Wearable Sex Tracker, Is A Fitbit For Your Penis
The Huffington Post
By Nick Visser
As wearable devices become more and more common, techies are able to better incorporate their smartphones, watches and fitness trackers into a daily routine. And a new Indiegogo campaign hopes you're ready to take wearables along for some of your most intimate moments, too.
The Lovely, a "smart" sex toy, fits around the penis and tracks sexual activity -- from calories burned, to number of thrusts, to the intensity of intercourse. A smartphone app measures these and other data sets before recommending new sex positions "to help you have even better sex next time," the Indiegogo page reads.
Made of silicone, the one-size-fits-all toy vibrates to help provide stimulation during sex. It syncs to your smartphone via bluetooth, and its battery lasts for seven hours without vibration, or two hours with. When Lovely's battery gets low, just place it in its wireless charging cradle to power it up.
One of the best things about the device? Its tracking software isn't only for straight couples -- it's meant for relationships of all orientations.
"It doesn't just have to go on a penis," Reid Mahalko, a sex and relationship expert attached to the project, says of the Lovely in a promotional video. "You can put this wearable on a dildo, you can put it on your fingers, you can use it on a toy on yourself. It's really only going to be limited by the ideas that you come up with."
The project is currently raising money on Indiegogo. If the campaign reaches its goal of $95,000 by early July, the Lovely will eventually be released for $169 a pop. The project had raised nearly $5,000, as of Friday afternoon.
People who donate to the campaign can expect to get their Lovely device by June 2016, if the funding is successful, that is.
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